THE Bennington County
STATE'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE

Since assuming office in February 2007, Erica has built an office of hard working, experienced staff members, including attorneys, victims advocates, support staff and an investigator.

 
 
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 “The role of my office in the criminal justice system is to it to be a collaborative, professional, respected, and efficient State’s Attorneys Office. The people of Bennington County have entrusted to me the obligation to seek fair adjudication in every case. I take this responsibility seriously and work with the victims, the defendants, families, the courts, and many community partners to achieve justice consistent with our community values."
         - Erica A. Marthage, Esq., Bennington County's State's Attorney

 

Responsibilities of The Office

Criminal

  • Criminal Prosecutions in Bennington County
  • Coordination of Untimely Death Investigations
  • Fugitive from Justice Matters
  • Extradition and Governor’s Warrants
  • DUI Civil Suspension Proceedings
  • Prosecuting Fish & Games Violations

Mental Health

  • Petitions for Public Guardianships Due to Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental Health Involuntary Commitments

Juvenile

  • Child Protective Cases/CHINS Proceedings
  • Juvenile Delinquency Matters

Appellate

  • Responding to Post-Conviction Relief Petitions
  • Responding to Habeas Corpus Petitions
  • Appeals to Vermont Supreme Court
  • Representation of State in Appeals of CDL Tickets
  • Representation of State in Appeals from Traffic Court

Administrative

  • Case Reviews for Possible Charges
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • After Hours Response to Emergency Matters
  • Liaison with Federal Agencies Including AFT/ICE, DEA, and FBI
  • Liaison with Vermont Law Enforcement Agencies